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Neil Young Finalizes 'Passionate' Album
The track listing for rock legend Neil Young's next Reprise album, "Are You Passionate?," has been finalized. The 11-song set includes recent live favorites "Goin' Home," "Don't Say You Love Me," andThe track listing for rock legend Neil Young's next Reprise album, "Are You Passionate?," has been finalized. The 11-song set includes recent live favorites "Goin' Home," "Don't Say You Love Me," and "When I Hold You in My Arms," as well as the single "Let's Roll," the Sept. 11-inspired track which hit No. 34 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart earlier this month.
No official release date for the set has yet been confirmed, but Reprise is shooting for March 26, according to a spokesperson for the label. Young's backing band for the set reportedly includes Crazy Horse guitarist Pancho Sampedro and frequent Young collaborators Donald "Duck" Dunn (bass), Booker T. Jones (keyboards), and Steve "Smokey" Potts (drums).
The album's bouncy, electric feel reflects the collective past work of the band, with Jones and Dunn's grooves forming the basis for many songs, and Young's trademark lead guitar lines setting up the melody. While "When I Hold You in My Arms" and "Mr. Disappointment" are slower-paced ballad fare, the album strays into harder rock territory on such tracks as "Let's Roll" and "Goin' Home," which reportedly features the full lineup of Young's longtime backing band Crazy Horse.
Young is expected to tour this summer in support of the new album. He kicked off a previously announced tour with his bandmates in Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Feb. 6 in Detroit.
The new set is the follow-up to "Silver and Gold," which debuted at No. 22 on The Billboard 200 in May 2000 and has sold 385,000 copies in the U.S., according to SoundScan.
Here is the full track list for "Are You Passionate?":
"You're My Girl"
"Don't Say You Love Me"
"Are You Passionate?"
"When I Hold You in My Arms"
"Be With You"
"Two Old Friends"
"She's a Healer"